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I use Veeam B&R Standard Edition and switched to a Disaster Recovery box while I work on the production host.  I re-added all the VMs from the DR host but now the replication job (and backup for that matter) says I don't have enough licenses.  

How do I point it to the new DR box?


Using Veeam to back up, I have restored an entire VM to Hyper-V. The restore completed successfully in Veeam 'to its original location' however, I can n not find or see it. Is there a step that I am missing in Veeam and or Hyper-V? Thanks
I have a physical server - an older Dell running Server 2012 R2 - and it's my backup server AND my share for my marketing department.

I've been asked to P2V the physical and I don't want to.  :)  Here's why and I'd like discussion on pros and cons.  I know, it's difficult to give points to one person for a discussion because so much is subjective, but I do like feedback from others before making such a decision.

1.  I think all backups servers "should" be physical if possible.  I'm old school like that.  Veeam feels that way too.  See item 4 below.
2.  There is a direct connection from the physical box to a QNAP via iSCSI and the QNAP is my primary storage.  I know ESX will do a pass thru, but man, that seems messy.  
3.  There is an HBA (6gig SAS connection) to an iScaler tape library with two LTO drives and 25 tapes in it that is used for offloading the backups to tape.
4.  Veeam BU and Replication is on the marketing server and it's configured perfectly.  All servers (24 in all) replicate to other ESX hosts, then they get a backup to the QNAP and THEN, all of that is off loaded to the tape library via and HBA (6gig SAS) connection to the tape library.  Soon, I'll be offloading everything to an AWS Snowball for storage in an AWS bucket.
5.  There are other things that I can't think of but I'm sure there's more.

So, let's talk...should I try to make that physical server into a VM and move\passthru all of those connections or should I just move the marketing …
Using Veeam backups saw this with a vm this morning, vm couldnt consolidate or turn on

The parent  virtual disk  has been  modified  since the  child was  created. The  content ID  of the  parent  virtual disk  does not  match the  corresponding parent  content ID  in the child

Got it working and turned on again, with this link


Is there a root cause for this, just due to Veeam backup or is it something else for us to look at ?
Hi everyone I am at a last resort here.  I have a client who has Exchange 2013 and have tried upgrading to SP1.  Of course Microsoft being Microsoft the update failed multiple times so I just gave up.
We have our Exchange in a virtual machine.
So I decided I would just recover from our backup from Veeam.
Did the full backup and everything is running as it was before the failed install.

Well the issue is none of our Outlooks will connect now and every time we try to send emails through OWA they automatically go right to the drafts folder.
I tried removing the exchange from the domain and re-joining it.
Also made sure DNS is configured properly.

I don't know where else to go because before the backup everything was running fine, but now the emails won't  send and the Outlook won't connect.
I feel it has to be some kind of authentication issue and I would love to try and resolve this without rebuilding the exchange again.

Any help would be great!  Thanks
HI Experts

just a question

some vendors dose not let you get the certificate even if you pass the exam without attend their training

for example  Vmware  so even you pass VCP exam you are not VCP certified till you attend the training

my question

what about

Citrix  -- Veeam  - Microsoft  - SAP

if anyone knows kindly update me

Veeam Agent for Windows, Virtualbox, External Drive.  A previous question I posted about migrating (imaging) a Windows 10 laptop to a new laptop, suggested using Veeam Agent for Windows.  I was able to get the Veeam Recovery running in Virtualbox on a Windows 7 desktop however when I launch Veeam's Bare Metal Recovery, I am unable to see my USB External Drive that has the laptop full backup.  I haven't been able to get the Veeam Bare Metal Recovery to see any Local host drives Virtualbox is running on either.
We're trying to set up a veeam proxy server/rep jobs for a new client. Due to an overlapping network between an existing client and the new client, we have their firebox translate the network to .30 when coming back and forth. This translation works in veeam (their servers show up), we can ping and pull up their drive shares from our side. The only place it's not working is when veeam goes across using the proxy server and tries to talk to the host at .30.250. We get the following error when starting the job using the proxy server...

Processing FS1 Error: Cannot get service content. Soap fault. TimeoutDetail: 'connect failed in tcp_connect()', endpoint: 'https://xxx.xxx.30.250:443/sdk' SOAP connection is not available. Connection ID: [xxx.xxx.30.250]. Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:xxx.xxx.30.250,nfchost:ha-host,stg:582f26be-c7f9cf95-50d7-2880231c4740@FS1/FS1.vmx].

We already tried editing the host file by adding the .30 address to it. Didn't help though. So my thinking is, can we add another nic card to the host, give it the .30 network and have it function along side the existing network? Will it work the way i want it to work? Is there something else we can try?

I get why veeam is holding onto the .30 address but there has to be some way around overlapping networks like this. I'm sure we're not the first company to run into this scenario.

Please let me know if you need additional info or logs. Thank you in advance.
I'm on esxi 5.5, vSphere 6.5. Something happened where a VM got stuck removing snapshot after a Veeam backup and been running for over 72 hours. We saw no file size changes on files in the VM folder on the host so we restarted management agent on the host.
After the host rebooted, this VM became invalid/inaccessible (it alternates between those two states continuously).
I removed it from Inventory and am not sure how to add it back. When I browse to the datastore and try to right-click the vmx file, the only options I see are Download, delete, copy, move, rename...

any idea if I can use Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows - Server license, to backup Hyper-V and 2 VM, installed on Hyper-V?
I am asking this because I want application aware backup in VM to be done.

Or is that too much for him, and I should deploy 3 agents, 1 in each VM and host? Buying full Veeam B&R server, for this is not an option :)

Dear All

            i have a question regarding on the veeam, i have currently moved the SAN LUN from one physical server to another, and i have modified the backup repositories to new backup location, and it goes fine, but i getting below error in veeam backup configuration, just wonder where i can modify the path of the backup configuration in veeam in order to get rid of this error notification ?

I am using Veeam 9.5 and a Quantum iScaler i40.  I was wondering if anyone had connected one of those to a Veeam server and if yes, how?

I can get Veeam to "see" the drives in the iScaler, but not the iScaler itself.  Veeam can "see" the drives, but when I try to inventory a tape, I get an I/O error.  I'm thinking I need to load up the iScaler itself, rather than the drives.

Anyone work with these at all?

Hi All,

Wondering should I enable backup file encryption for my Veeam backups? It make seance to do so of course but will it have a significant impact on backup and restore times?


I have a HPE H241 12Gb 2-ports Ext Smart Host Bus Adapter in a ProLiant ML350 Gen9

I've purchased a HPE Storeever LTO 7 ultrium 15000 and looking to do passthrough to our veeam  server which is virtual. Running on ESXI 6.5

Is this possible?
Anyone knows this: I have installed "Veeam backup and replication free" (or is it called VeeamZip don't know) and I trying to figure out the difference between pressing the what seems a manual backup: button "VeeamZIP" and what seems fully schedulable backup "VM and File Copy".
I need my backups to be scheduled and I read of a script for that but if "VM and File Copy" is a real backup and it already comes with a build-in scheduling melanism: then I would use this.
We are using VEEAM Backup & Replication v9 to backup 2 X Windows server 2012r2 VMs on our VMWare 5.5 host.  The backup job has been running without a hitch for more than a year.  Over the last few days, the backup has been failing because one of the machines cannot be quiesced.  Checking the event logs on the VM shows a few errors as follows

Event ID 50:NTFS
Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the file . The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.

Event ID 157:Disk
Disk 1 has been surprise removed.

Event ID 137:NTFS
The default transaction resource manager on volume \\?\Volume{0b861d7d-97fe-11e8-8117-000c29d9844f} encountered a non-retryable error and could not start.  The data contains the error code.

Event ID 58:Partmgr
The disk signature of disk 1 is equal to the disk signature of disk 0.

I have researched these errors and various sites and links have led me to look at the VSS writers, of which WIDSriter is in a non-retryable error state.  I have stopped relevant services, re-registered the writers and rebooted.  When I do this, WIDWriter is in a running state but after the next VEEAM backup attempt it reverts back to failed and the backup does not complete.

There is no Disk 1 attached to the machine so I can only surmise that this is being created on the fly during the Shadow Copy.

Any suggestions as to how to …
Hi guys, I have a question about PST archiving. If a user sends an email and archives that email immediately, will that email appear in message tracking logs ? And how will single item recovery or a backup solution such as veeam treat that email ? Can we recover that email in Exchange 2010 ?
What are the best practices in light of ransomware attacks. I've had a few local non rotating backups get bricked because of ransomware. I do have remote backup, but is everyone resorting to rotating backup drives?
Restore Full Backup then Incrementals in VEEAM

I have restored full back up of a VM from VEEAM, now I need to restore the next 3 incrementals.
Can someone guide me on how to do that ?

Thank you

I have a veeam job that is not truncating the exchange log files. All settings are correct in the job settings (process transaction logs with job, require successful processing, and under SQL truncate logs). I have been asked to determine if the recovery model is full or simple. I am not familiar with that in Exchange, only SQL. First, is that a component of an exchange database? If so, how do I confirm whether its full or simple?

Thanks a lot

I am looking fr advice on a backup strategy. Currently my environment has the following specifications:

2 x  VMWare ESXI Hypervisors connected to a SAN with 12 Virtual machines
9 TB of storage space
Physical server (end of life) that has an LTO 5 tape backup unit capable of 10+ TB of storage; It is connected to a cheap 54 TB NAS which holds all backup data
Licensed with Veeam Enterprise 9.5 (to backup VM's)
Licensed with Symantec Backup Exec (archive data to tape)

The above description for backups (and more or less disaster recovery) is in my opinion an outdated method of doing backups. I would like to move to a more modern method that meets the company goals.

I would like to do the following:

Have a retention period: 30 Days, with ongoing monthly backups
-preferably ability file level restore
-Backup to cloud or offsite data center
-Ability to restore images in Amazon (or another ESXi server) in the event of a disaster at HQ
-RPO of 24 hours
-RTO of 4 hours (if possible)

Data is safe and destination of backups needs to be a proven reliable source. Backed up data is encrypted.

I am on a tight budget.

One of the recommendations on this site was to use CloudBerry with Backblaze. I am not certain if this a good commercial solution for Disaster Recovery and backups

I still have the ability to backup everything to disk and then archive to a cloud storage vendor, although I imagine restoring data would be quite slow, even with a Gigabit …
Dear All

              i recently have a probem on veeam (backp to tape) although i changed to use a brand now backup tape, this problem still occur, may i know this is reated to hardware or veeam software itself ? any help would be appreicated,

Windows 2012 R2
Veeam B&R   Update 3

I have iSCSI drive connected from my NAS device and my VBRcatalog folder was on one of them.  After a power outage and a restart of my Veeam Server the "Veeam Guest Catalog Service"  fails to start. My NAS is reporting an pending drive failure and that is the LUN that the catalog folder is on.

The event is this

Log Name:      Application
Source:        VeeamCatalogSvc
Date:          7/4/2018 5:36:56 PM
Event ID:      0
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      SERV008.mynet.com
Service cannot be started. Veeam.Backup.Common.CRegeneratedTraceException: Failed to start service ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Attribute "LastSyncTimeUtc" was not found under the tree "".
   at VeeamGuestIndexerLib.IMtfAttrsTree.GetExistingAttr(String attrName)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CCatMetaFileUtils.GetDateTimeAttr(IMtfAttrsTree tree, String attrName)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CUnpackedDataFile..ctor(String filePath, CCatMetaFileHolder metaFile)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CUnpackedDataFile.Open(String filePath)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CVMsRoot.LoadUnpackedData(TimeSpan& unpackTimeout)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CUnpackedOibDataHolders.ReloadInternal()
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CUnpackedOibsDataManager..ctor(CIndexFolder indexFolder, TimeSpan syncTimeout)
   at …
Using VMware 6.7
- having problems moving VM from local storage to LUN
- tried Quick migration and vm copy

using Veeam getting errors:
1 . Processing BWSUTL01 Error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.       00:48 (using vm copy)
2.  Processing VM GESUTL01 Error: Cannot migrate VM GESUTL01. VM virtual hardware version is incompatible with target vCenter or ESX(i).        00:18 (using quick migration)

Hoping to not have to manually copy files, if possible.
Looking for advise/recommendations on what to use as additional external storage for a (Veeam) backup repository. I have a W7 PC with 4 x 4Gb SATA drives as RAID 5 (on board controller) which is used exclusivley to receive backup copies from a Veeam server. The PC is in a remote location so is used instead of a plain storage device so it can run the Veeam agent and perform deduplication and caching. I would like to increase the storage by adding an external enclosure as the internal slots are full. The additional storage would require its own RAID controller. Suggestions/advice sought. Thanks.






Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. The company focuses on products that help with virtualized workloads, reduce downtime, and ensure the system Availability required by service-level agreements.